Dive longer and feel better afterwards! The PADI Nitrox, Enriched Air, or EANx Course teaches you to use gas mix of up to 40% oxygen.
PADI Rescue Course
- Be an Advanced Diver
- 15 years old
- Complete a medical form
- Access to your own car
- Have a valid First Aid Certificate
- One Person
- Two People
- Book with Mates
Become a Rescue scuba diver and raise to the challenge
The PADI Rescue Diver course is the most challenging and memorable scuba course you will do. After getting more confidence with the PADI Advanced Open Water, the rescue course teaches self-rescue and rescue assistance, through exercise and role play.
The Rescue Course will follow you everywhere. It is about being situation aware and solving problem even before they happen
The Rescue Course is a very particular course in your recreational training. It does not allow you to go deeper like the Open Water, Advanced or Deep Diver course and it does not allow you to dive be yourself like the Self-Reliant Course.
What it does is give you a greater level of confidence in your skills, prepares you to answer to accident happening to you and your dive buddie and more importantly it make you practice with role play scenarios that will happen to you if you dive long enough.
The course starts with an intensive pool session. You practice without stress (at least at the beginning) the rescue exercise you will need for your scenario. Every hour, your instructor raises the bar and makes the exercise harder. It is not about physical strength, but about keeping a cool head and understanding the situation.
On the second day, you instructor will meet you for a couple of shore dives and re-enact some scenarios. At any time something can happen, even during your lunch break! We go through at least 2 scenarios but we can do more if required. They are fun but exhausting. You will apply all the rescue exercise you practice the day before.
We also now offer the option to do your Enriched Air Course (Nitrox). At a discounted price, you can improve your scuba diving experience with this course. Stay underwater longer, feel less tired and get more knowledge about scuba diving.
The Rescue Course includes:
- PADI E-learning
- First day: Pool training
- Second day: Open water practice with 2 shore dives
- Equipment rental, scuba tank and air fills for the entire time of the course
- A group of maximum 4 students
We highly recommend to do your First Aid Course before the Rescue Course, especially if you have never done a First Aid training before.
However, if you already done a First Aid Course in the past, you could renew your first aid following the Rescue Course. We will not be able to certify you before you send us your certificate.
The PADI Rescue Diver is a recreational certification. It will not allow you to work as an insurance will not cover you as a dive professional. However, the PADI Rescue Diver can be mandatory to work as host/cook/deckhand on dive vessel and is often required from Marine Biology Student that wish to do field study.
No, physical force is not a requirement. We want to see all sort of diver becoming rescue diver, that make all of us safer. Some skills require more strength, you will have to work with your instructor to create skills that work for you. Typically carrying a diver out of the water is a difficult one for small divers, you will learn what to do in this situation.
Yes, you have to be able to do all the PADI open water skills without hesitation, including mask removal and replacement and air share. We will work on them as they are essential on self rescue, but be aware that you will probably have your mask removed underwater at some point during the course.